Category: Agriculture

Support new farmers, banks urged

joseph made  04-08-10 edd.jpgThe Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Cde Joseph Made says it is high time fertiliser companies and the banking sector show confidence in the new crop of Zimbabwean farmers.

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Wheat farmers lament low producer price

winter wheat.jpgWheat farmers whose crop is ready for harvest say there is need to adjust the wheat producer price upwards in order for them to remain viable in the farming business.

Most farmers say the US$466 per tonne wheat producer price announced by government for this year’s winter wheat farming season should be reviewed upwards.

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Vet department in livestock vaccination drive

cattle 01.09.10.jpgThe veterinary services department says its vaccination programme is on course with locally manufactured vaccines and dipping chemicals readily available ahead of the rainy season which is normally characterised by outbreaks of various livestock diseases.

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ZFU congress to discuss pricing policy

tobacco growers.jpgThe Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) will seek to influence favourable pricing policies for farmers when they hold their annual congress set for the 28th of September.

 

As the ZFU marks 70 years of existence, pricing issues will take centre stage during this year’s annual congress with the farmers’ organisation advocating for a workable solution across the farming sector.

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